Guido, an untouchable in the air

The celebration of the Copa del Rey title had many protagonists in verdiblanco. One of them was Guido Rodríguez, who aroused much encouragement from the Verdiblanca fans while a chant did not stop entering the scene. “Guido, stay” It rang from the beginning to the end of that party that culminated in the Benito Villamarín. The name of the Argentine is considered as one of the possibilities in terms of departures next summer in Heliopolis. The reality is clear: the club will have to sell some piece to settle accounts and balances. There are several footballers under the spotlight, but the Argentine, with a contract until 2024, is one of those who focuses the attention of more clubs after another campaign in which he shone with his own light and in which he also settled in the Argentine team. He is an untouchable of Pellegrini. But his future is up in the air.

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The club itself influenced in recent days that one of the plans to adjust the balances this season is via an imminent sale. Another is to grab that place in the Champions League that would also compensate for needs. Guido’s figure became basic for Pellegrini. He is the second footballer in minutes played after Nabil Fekir this season. So vital that he hardly had replacements in that pivot position that he caused so much damage in Heliopolis in previous seasons. The youth squad Paul is the only asset in the hands of the Chilean coach capable of acting in that position, although he did not have too many opportunities in recent months. An exit from Guido would force the club to make another effort to reinforce that zone of destruction in their midfield.

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“Now together, we are going for more”, expressed Guido after winning the third title of Copa del Rey by Betis. He was an absolute protagonist in the achievement and now he focuses his sights on postponing that future and dreaming of the fight for the Champions League from that duel next Monday in Getafe. For Guido, the Pellegrini project was the best possible springboard for him to advance his performance. He won over the Chilean from the start and has also played an important role in the albiceleste for months. But the verdiblanco context will also enter the scene to measure its options to say goodbye in the process of growth.